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, dropped by a syrian air force jet, right on the border, about 10 meters inside syria. but very close, close enough to smash windows from the explosion in the adjacent turkish town and also causing a number of civilians to flee across the border. last thursday some been -- something like 9000 crossed the border. rebels of taken hold of it and now the government is struggling to dislodge them. and the battle goes on. extremely close to turkey. golan heights, the request of the ceasefire line on sunday -- an indication this war is very close to the border, sometimes spills over. but i think in both cases, the israeli case and the turkish case, neither of the two countries is looking to get embroiled in the struggle inside syria. they are watching it very closely. they have responded to things coming across the border in the immediate area, but they are not interested in blowing this up and starting a more general conflict with the syrian armed forces. >> we have also heard that under great arab and western pressure, the new opposition group -- putting aside the differences, the various
where tension is rising after israel and syria exchange fire across their border. in china, it's all change at the top. we have a special report on how the next generation is determined to tread its own path. >> i would like to be a software engineer. >> so you don't want to do the sort of things that your parents did? >> never. >> hello, it's midday here in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington. there's been a new twist to the sex scandal engulfing the american military top brass there. on friday, general david petraeus resigned as boss of the c.i.a. after it was revealed that he had been having an extra marital affair. now general john alan has been drawn into the scandal after what is being called inappropriate communications with a woman also linked to the affair. he has denied any wrong doing, but his application for a top nato job has been put on hold. >> there will be moments like this -- >> another top american commander, another career threatened. this time it's general john allen. he's in charge of u.s. forces in afghanistan, and he was about to be confirmed as the supr
not be such a big difference. >> right, the key issue was the head of many of the imminent issues. like syria. >> yes, syria. syria, most likely will continue to be a central relationship. but this is a current affair that will likely be settled in another way. the problem is that we do not have any new agenda with the united states, we are still digesting the remnants of the cold war. >> sorry that we cannot speak longer. it was good to get your perspective. thank you. much more reaction coming through all the time, that is it from washington, d.c. for now. we have had an extraordinary night, let's remind ourselves of the highlights of this u.s. presidents election. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and campaign also deserve congratulations. >> we will forever be the united states of america. we will continue our journey forward. this is why we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new yor
figures. >>> opposition troops in syria are setting their sights on key targets in the capital damascus. rebels say they fired mortars at president bashar al assad's palace. [ shots ] state-run media contradicted the rebels' account and said opposition troops fired on residential areas in what it called a terrorist attack. it said at least three people were killed. a day earlier, rebels set off a car bomb near the presidential palace. at least 11 people, including pro-government militiamen, died. opposition forces are reportedly bringing in fighters from other parts of syria to focus on damascus. human rights activists say fighting around the country killed more than 200 people on tuesday alone. >>> the american maker of an anti-islamic film has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a separate charge. the film sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. a u.s. court on wednesday handed down a ruling on the 55-year-old california resident. the man was on probation after being convicted of bank fraud but was again detained in september on suspic
-assad again refused to be forced from power. he says he will live and die in syria. in an interview with russian tv the president vowed to stay in the country, saying he was not a puppet of the west. it comes just days after british prime minister david cameron suggested the syrian leader could be allowed safe passage out of the country if it would guarantee an end to the violence. as for the red cross, it says it is struggling to cope with the crisis in syria. the head of the international aid agency said the humanitarian and tuition in the country is only getting worse despite the scope of operation increasing. an unknown number of people not getting the aid that they need. the greek parliament has narrowly approved a new austerity measures to secure the next round of international bailout funds. it means more deeper cuts to pensions and tax rises -- a demonstration outside parliament turned violent as frustration grows at the scale of the cuts being imposed on public-sector workers in particular. hitting a cyclist is every driver's nightmare but of all the cycle as you may wish t
are infiltrating the country from several orders and coming to fight and for jihad against the regime in syria -- infiltrating the country from several borders. it's not easy to control the rebellion on the ground. >> what about the countries we have known in the past that have supported rebel groups? how much control can they exert? how much pressure will come on them? >> there's room for some pressure, but it is not absolute control of these countries, because they belong to small extremist groups coming from different countries and, for jihad, like one group accused of committing the video that we have seen. so there are several groups coming from different places. we cannot ask saudi arabia or qater to be in control of these groups. but there are some efforts exerted in order to put some order. one of them is to unify the opposition under one leadership. >> the chief spokesman for the u.n. human rights commission has said that it's seems this incident is very likely to be a war crime. joining me from geneva is our correspondent. >> i have just been at a briefing where he said that. in resp
deploy patriot missiles along its border with syria. the move would effectively create a no-fly zone over the turkey-syrian border. the move comes as syria is seeing some of its worst violence to date, with reports of dozens, if not hundreds, of deaths over the past week. at the united nations, undersecretary general for political affairs warned that syria is headed toward self destruction. >> the current path will lead syria to its destruction. clearly, there is a need to shift away from the military logic that is prevailing at the moment. the solution must be arrived for a political process. and it has to be a syrian-led process. it cannot be imposed, it must bring real change, and a clean break from the past. >> bahrain has revoked its citizenship of 31 opposition activists for having allegedly "undermined state security." the list includes two former members of parliament with a rain's main opposition party. and the son of a prominent opposition activist who's serving life behind bars. the move comes days after the u.s.-backed bahrain monarchy bland -- banned all protests and gatherin
of violence this week in syria. government forces have bombarded several cities, and there were clashes on the ground with the group, the free syrian army. damascus was no exception. warplanes have been firing at the eastern suburbs of the city, and artillery shelling on opposition-held areas much the number of civilians killed this week exceeded 500, including women and children. but the free syrian army is also moving closer to the center of the city, trying to gain ground. they had claimed attacks on government strongholds, including a military air force. the government denies those claims, but did accuse terrorist groups of attacks on neighborhoods. neighborhoods were attacked this week. they are inheart by residents loyal to president assad and are predominantly of the minority group. these were the first attacks of sectarian nature. they feel oppression by islamic radical group who the government says are rising in number. these groups, the government says, are paid by conservatives and trying to destabilize the country in its secular nature. so far there hasn't been any political
. in news from syria, groups opposed to bashar al-assad have agreed to form a unified group. the decision comes amid mounting bought between assad's regime and rebel forces. 11,000 syrians fled to turkey and other neighboring countries over a 24-hour period last week. more than 400,000 refugees are now registered with the un . meanwhile, on sunday, israel fired a guided missile into syria as a warning shot. in the basque region of spain, residents in barricada held a vigil to pay homage to a 53- year-old woman who jumped from a balcony to her death as she was about to be evicted. the death of amaia egana marked the second suicide related to evictions in spain after a growing movement has put pressure on authorities to act. the government and opposition leaders were expected to meet on monday to work on changes to the country's mortgage laws which critics say favor banks and fail to cancel debts, even homes are repossessed. maine has seen a mounting economic crisis with unemployment now exceeding 25%. a general spite -- strike in spain has been called for wednesday. @meanwhile, greece has
of the week. deadly fighting in syria reportedly left at least 63 people dead across the country tuesday, including 41 in the capital damascus. syrian tanks continue to shell the palestinian refugee camp which has seen heavy violence this month. france has become the first western country to recognize syria's newly brokered opposition coalition as the sole representative of the syrian people. the coalition was formed over the weekend at a summit in doma. at least 24 people at and killed and more than 100 wounded in a series of bombings across iraq. a multiple explosions were reported in at least four different areas, including baghdad and kirkuk. israel and palestinian leaders in gaza have agreed to attack -- agreed to a tacit truce following days of violence in the gaza strip. at least seven palestinians have been killed in israeli attacks on gaza since saturday. eight israeli civilians have also been wounded by palestinian rockets. the temporary ceasefire was brokered by the egyptian government, but both sides say they're prepared to resume attacks if it fails. the united nations gener
, with 81% of the money colon to republican candidates. syria's main opposition groups have opened up unity talks in qatar. the meeting comes days after the obama administration withdrew its support for that syrian national council and said syria's opposition to be more representative. on sunday, syrian forces shelled a palestinian camp near damascus. more than 11 people were wounded in the capital when a bomb struck a government building. in kuwait, state forces have again attacked a protest of thousands of people challenging the ruling monarchy's's effort to change electoral laws. the regime has stoked anger after but dissolving parliament and opposing voting laws on sunday, the kuwaiti police fired stun grenades, tear gas, and smoke bombs at protesters blocking a major road south of the capital of kuwait city. it was the second crackdown inside kuwait in two weeks. an israeli television network is reporting israel's military leaders rebuffed orders from prime minister netanyahu and defence minister a who brock -- ehud barak during an order to strike. the order was rejected after top offi
security council, recently it vetoed a resolution for syria's president to stand down. they've become involved in regional territory disputes with japan and philippines, and as the biggest investors in africa, they have been accused of propping up people. and increasingly competitive relationship growing between the united states and china. making china a key topic of debate in the lead up to this month's u.s. presidential election. >> now, how good profit wise? >> they actually rose about 10%, the company made about $775 million. helped by the fact that they've had a surge in patent traffic with lots of people who came over here to watch the olympic games. what's really interesting is the future. now, their rival is private tiesing 2006, and they made an attempt to get it but they failed. they didn't get the support of the irish government, they didn't have the support of the unions or u.n. regulators, but their boss is confident that this time around things could actually be moving in their direction. this is what he said to us. >> if they apply the same ruling they did when the air
. a new video has been released from syria showing arm troubles executing a grpp ogovernmentnt soldiers. on the tape, 10 prisoners were forced to lie on top of one another at an overrun military checkpoints. anti-government fighters are seen kicking and taunting the captured soldiers before opening fire. amnesty international has condemned the footage saying its picks "utter disregard for international humanitarian l new reports warning global inequality has reached a 20-year high. according to the group save the children, poverty that havee previously been concentrated in the world's lowest income countries is now on the rise in middle income countries, which account for 70% of the world's poor. those are some of the headlines. welcome to "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from st. louis, missouri, from missouri public television and from new york city. over 4 million people have entered their fourth day without power across 12 states, folling theevastating superstorm sandy. concern is growing for people who lack food, wat
of what we think are the final moments of the human rights council approach to syria, sudan, its approach to the situation in libya with the commission of inquiry's. >> the human rights vote comes just as the united nations general assembly is set to approve its and a measure calling for into the u.s. embargo on cuba. the house is holding hearings today into the meningitis outbreak linked to steroid injections that have caused 32 deaths and hundreds of illnesses across the u.s. in a new report, the house energy committee says the chief pharmacist at new england, counting center, the company behind the injections, stonewalled and even lied to regulators who had sought to force changes for a number of years. an offshoot of occupy wall street is holding a telethon this week for its campaign to purchase the debt of struggling u.s. households. according to its website, the group rolling to believe has already raised more than $100,000 toward its effort to buy up consumer debt a random, often for pennies on the dollar, and then cancel it so the bar wars don't have to repay. he sold out benefit
have to deal with a raging civil war in syria and an israeli government that, you know, no one knows basically who is the majority anymore let alone xab what it stands for. so this is not a great time to be secretary of state. i've said if you want to do national security in this country ask to be secretary of education. >> rose: thank you for joining us. see you tomorrow night captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
,000 in public housing. syria is seeing some of its worst violence in bonds with violence raging across the country. at least 159 people were killed nationwide monday, nearly half in one city, idlib. at least 31 people have been killed in a suicide attack on a group of iraqi soldiers outside a military base near baghdad. it was one of the worst attacks against iraqi military so far this year. the u.s. soldier charged with the massacre of afghan civilians in march appeared in court on monday for a preliminary hearing to determine whether he will face a full court-martial. robert bales faces 16 counts of murder, one for each of his victims. musa mahmuddi of the afghanistan independent human rights commission called on the west to ensure the victims' families are heard. >> we strongly ask the united states that justice should be applied in a trial should be based on the principles of fair trial, and provide opportunities and time to the victims' family members to be heard in the court of the united states. >> bales was on his fourth combat tour following earlier stints in iraq and afghanis
their foreign policy is now. and to say, "okay, you have to play a role in iran and syria or whatever, being responsible." domestically, we want them to gain confidence so they don't have to have their foot on their people's neck. most of the time in china you don't know the government's around. just kind of a sort of state of chaos -- >> really? >> and, yeah. >> i mean, not like russia, the soviet union -- >> oh, it's -- >> not that blanket -- >> entirely different. it's most of the time the areas the government cares about, the internet, democratic protest or whatever, taiwan, tibet, they're all over. when it doesn't involve that, you know, you can basically do what you want. you start a business, et cetera. so we want them to allow their people to have more a sort of liberal, normal life, as times goes on, which i -- and the government it's a country becoming more confident with a government that's still sort of nervous antique. it's a dick cheney government with, if not a barack obama, an fdr type nation behind it. here's an illustration. before the olympics, the foreign ministry said, "
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